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Walk-ups Welcome for Free Single Dose Vaccine at State Fairgrounds

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You can walk up or make an appointment for the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the State Fairgrounds through June 8. The site is open noon to 8 p.m. daily. No insurance or ID is needed. If you sign up, a free Metro Transit pass for the day of your appointment is provided in your confirmation text message and email.

Walk Up Vaccine or Make an Appointment

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Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

Summer Scholarship Opportunity

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Augsburg’s Education Department is pleased to announce multiple funding opportunities for licensure-track students of Color and Indigenous students. We were fortunate to receive a generous grant from the Minnesota Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER).

Only students who are juniors, seniors, or MAT status may apply. The grant will cover only courses that lead to licensure. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to apply each semester for a one or two credit tuition award.

Undergraduate students:
The grant will cover 1 credit per semester at a cost of $1,228 for undergraduate students.
Graduate students:
The grant will cover 2 credits per semester at a cost of $509 per credit for a total of $1018.
Stipend for student teachers:

Students who are interested must complete the grant application to receive summer 2021 tuition assistance.

Tuition reimbursement application:

Please share this information with your students who may qualify to receive this grant. Please reach out to Hana Salad if you have any questions at

Thank you

Hana Salad

Dr. Michael Wentzel receives Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Grant

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Dr. Michael Wentzel (Chemistry) received a new grant award of nearly $15,000 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Toxicity Reduction program. In the two-year project, green chemistry will be developed as a unifying theme throughout the chemistry curriculum at Augsburg University. Non-major courses will have a new introduction component to green chemistry emphasized in unique laboratory experiments. The chemistry major curriculum already has a large number of green chemistry principles woven in it, but this work will unify these into a clear message across multiple courses. Finally, a new course on green chemistry and toxicology will serve as a capstone on this theme. Dr. Wentzel will collaborate with multiple faculty in the Chemistry department, as well as undergraduate students, in order to carry out this impactful project.

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General Announcements

Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

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**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email if you have questions or need help.

If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission. Please contact for questions.

Thank you so much!
Your HR & Payroll Team

Increased Security Around Off-campus File Access

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As part of Information Technology’s ongoing effort to protect the security of your files, an additional security measure will be placed into effect on June 7th. Apple computer users accessing network drives from off-campus using the AFP or SMB file protocols will require the added security of our OpenVPN and Duo software.

For more information on using the OpenVPN software, please visit

For more information on Duo (part of Augsburg’s cybersecurity work), please visit

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Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

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Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.


AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at

Learn more about the role via CNCS:

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